We had a great time yesterday with Daisy at The Little Shetland Company.
They are currently hosting events at their farm in Leckhamsted, Buckinghamshire, you can find the details on their facebook page. They also host parties. If you want more information head to their website. The Owner said they can even come to your garden if you have some green space. The Pony's seemed very looked after and relaxed and it's definitely something I would consider in the future.
Our Experience with Daisy age 3
We booked the Ride and Groom option which costs £10 for 15-20 minutes. We arrived and Daisy was given a Helmet to wear. We were given lots of various brushes to use on the Pony, a pot of glitter and hair bobbles. I have no idea about Horses so had to ask what each item was for so we didn't know about the glitter and bobbles until we asked. I think it would have been nice to have a little talk first about what the Horse liked or what brush to use and where to put the glitter but was great once we knew.
Daisy wanted to ride the Pony pretty much straight away so we did that around the field. I'd say it lasted around 5-10 minutes. The lady who took us was lovely and made us feel relaxed.
Because Daisy took 5-10 minutes to warm up, she was a little shy, she wanted to go round again but after plaiting the Pony's hair and applying glitter to the Pony's nails our session was over. I think this is something to bare in mind. Me and my partner did think that next time we would see if we could book a double session.
The other event packages are as follows and are priced per child.
Ride - 5-10 minutes £5
Ride and Groom 15-20 minutes £10
Ride twice, Groom, Decorate, Bows & Glitter 30 minutes £25
I felt Daisy was too young to do the decorating with bows and glitter because she already wanted me to do the plaits and bobbles. But It looked great and children will love it.
The events are suitable from 1 - 8 year olds based on height and weight. Contact them for specifics.
Postcode is MK18 5NX and it took me 25 mins from Newport Pagnell.